Chanel Beckenlehner (left in red) won Miss Universe Canada 2014 with Kesiah Papasin (in black) placing 1st Runner-Up (Photo credit: Edgar Sulit)
It was almost – but not quite – a back-to-back win for a Filipina in Miss Universe 2014. When the dust settled, Chanel Beckenlehner nosed out Fil-Canadian Kesiah Papasin for the title and had to be contend with a 1st Runner-Up placement.
Up to the last seconds prior to announcement, the big win was still up in the air as anyone among the last two women standing could top the field and get the crown from last year’s Riza Santos. It was simply Chanel’s night after that. At any rate, Kesiah (who trained with KF here two years ago) was more than happy for her.
Chanel is now looking at Miss Universe 2014 and should meet up with our very own MJ Lastimosa later this year.
Kesiah Papasin for Canada Philippine Fashion Week. Will she make it a back-to-back for a Filipina in Miss Universe Canada 2014?
Kesiah on the Miss Universe Canada website
Back in 2012, Kesiah Kathleen Liane Papasin took part in her first Miss Universe Canada nationals where she landed 4th Runner-Up to Sahar Biniaz (who was eventually replaced by Adwoa Yamoah in Las Vegas after suffering a foot injury). This year, she is back with a vengeance and wants to do better than ever. What’s more, she could be looking at making a back-to-back win for a Filipina in the pageant with the reigning winner (Riza Santos) being another full-blooded Pinay.
The Etobicoke native may have been born and raised in Ontario, but her parents made sure that the Filipino values remain intact. She can speak and understand a bit of Tagalog, but that did not prevent her from establishing good ties with the Filipino community in Canada and its varied activities.
She hopes to win Miss Universe Canada this time around and bring pride to all Pinoys worldwide. 😉